Tapioca Balls in a Coconut Sauce

Tapioca Balls in a Coconut Sauce


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This is a simple Thai dessert with homemade tapioca balls in a sweet coconut milk sauce that can be eaten hot or cold.


Serves: 4 

  • Tapioca Balls
  • 90g tapioca flour
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) water
  • Coconut Cream
  • 160g young coconut flesh, cut into strips
  • 625ml (2 1/2 cups) water
  • 2/3 cup (155g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut cream
  • 2 drops jasmine scented water, optional

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Tapioca Balls: Mix the tapioca flour and 60ml water in a wok then heat slowly stirring constantly. Heat the mixture until the batter becomes thickened.
  2. Remove from the heat and place in a bowl. Knead the mixture until a smooth dough is formed. Roll the dough into a snake and cut into 1 cm pieces. Roll the pieces into balls and reserve.
  3. Coconut Cream: Place the coconut flesh into the water and heat over medium heat.
  4. When the water boils add the tapioca balls. Simmer for 3 minutes then add the sugar.
  5. When the sugar has dissolved add the salt, coconut cream and jasmine water. Stir and remove from the heat.
  6. Serve in individual bowls, hot or cold.

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